Looking for a summer-themed independent play activity? These 4-piece watermelon number puzzles will keep your children entertained while working on early math skills like number recognition, counting and subitizing.

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Set It Up

For this activity you will need:

  • Paper

  • Printer

  • Scissors

  • Optional: laminator to make the game reusable

Below are the supplies I use personally at home. After doing so many printable activities, I’ve found that it’s most helpful to always have these basic supplies on hand.

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Start It Up

Print out the puzzle sheets and cut out the individual puzzle pieces. Once the pieces are cut, then the game is ready for play.

If you prefer, you can laminate it for durability especially if you are planning to use it for a center activity.

Mr. R took a long while to complete this game. It wasn’t too hard for his level; it was just the number of pieces he had to work through.

This would probably be a good activity for small groups where you could divide the pieces into 4 separate stacks of like puzzle pieces. For example, child 1 would have all the number pieces. Child 2 would have all the watermelon drawing pieces, etc. They could then complete the activity more quickly while working together.

Pair It Up

Fruit kebabs make a great snack for kids and this recipe includes watermelon. With its high water content, watermelon is incredibly refreshing in the summer!

You can find more activities on numbers and early math skills here.

This free printable is actually one of 60 (yep, that’s right!) games inside my Summer Activities Mega Pack. The 100+ page PDF contains activities covering literacy, math, fine motor and art skills for kids around 2-7 years old.

  

It’s the perfect boredom-busting secret weapon if you have kids who get a bit stir crazy over the summer holidays. It’s also great for getting ready to go back to school towards the end of the holiday. Check it out here.